Building Stronger Social Enterprises: A Journey Through Social Traders Crunch
Applications are now open for Social Traders Crunch start-up accelerator until Thursday 22nd June. Apply now. Starting on July 24, over 19 weeks the selected applicants will test, measure and build a robust business model for their social enterprise. Through Social Traders’ high calibre networks, participants will also receive mentoring from corporate or start-up coaches, input from relevant industry professionals, opportunities to meet and learn from ST Crunch alumni.
Social Traders’ Crunch is now looking for participants who have started piloting or are within their first 12 months of trading and are particularly interested in working with enterprises who are providing employment for marginalised groups.
Over the last six years, Social Traders’ Crunch has worked with over 88 social enterprises, 60% of which are still trading today.
Read the journeys of some of the amazing enterprises that have completed Crunch in the past 12 months.
Energy Foundation Australia (EFA)
Alison Rowe, CEO of MEFL along with project mentors Tyson Busch from Australia Post and Ameya Khandekar from PwC share the journey they’ve taken through Social Traders’ Crunch Accelerator program to develop their idea to establish the Energy Foundation Australia (EFA).
Indigenous Employment Partners (IEP)
Indigenous Employment Partners (IEP) is a wholly Indigenous owned and operated enterprise with a mission to provide culturally appropriate employment, recruitment and training services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to address the high-level of poverty and hardship that exists for Indigenous Australians. Founding partners Dennis Batty, Nicole Findlay and Sara Stuart share their insights on working to grow IEP through Social Traders’ Crunch.
Lauren Oliver, Senior Advisor – Youth Engagement and Kayla Smith, Y-Change Team Member from Berry Street and project mentor Claudia Lajeunesse, Head of Digital Technology at Australia Post share the journey they’ve taken through Social Traders’ Crunch Accelerator program to develop Momentum, a new social enterprise of Berry Street that empowers youth voices.